Thames Valley Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed plans for a new forensics centre as part of a wider improvement programme to transform forensic services across the force area. The purpose-built centre in Bicester will become the main forensics hub for the force, containing laboratories, new digital technologies and dedicated training facilities. 

The College of Paramedics balloted its members on whether it should petition to obtain a Royal Charter. During an extraordinary general meeting, College President, Dr John Martin, confirmed that over 97 per cent of members who voted supported the College in taking the next step to chartership.

This week sees the 8th awards ceremony celebrating excellence in the fire and rescue sector. Emergency Services Times and The Emergency Services Show are proud to support the Fire Magazine awards by sponsoring Emergency Services Collaboration of the Year.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) and the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) have joined forces to develop and deliver ambulance-focused research to help improve patient care.

Working with industry leaders, the Fire Sector Federation has launched an initiative calling for wider discussion to create a national fire safety strategy, which goes beyond current legislative proposals, to comprehensively address measures to mitigate fire risk in the UK.